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sensitize


verb
1. make sensitive or aware (Freq. 2)
- He was not sensitized to her emotional needs
Syn:
sensitise, sensify, sensibilize, sensibilise
Ant:
desensitize
Derivationally related forms:
sense (for: sensify), sensitization
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody PP
2. cause to sense;
make sensitive
- She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
- My tongue became sensitized to good wine
Syn:
sensitise
Ant:
desensitise (for: sensitise), desensitize
Hyponyms:
photosensitize, photosensitise, stimulate, excite, stir
Cause:
feel, sense
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
3. make sensitive to a drug or allergen
- Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen
Syn:
sensitise
Derivationally related forms:
sensitiser (for: sensitise), sensitisation (for: sensitise), sensitizer, sensitization
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
4. make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion
- sensitize the photographic film
Syn:
sensitise
Derivationally related forms:
sensitiser (for: sensitise)
Topics:
photography, picture taking
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something

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